Monday, May 22, 2017

Mixed Metallics with Brusho

Even though I have enough raw materials to make at least a thousand cards, I still find myself picking up boxes of fancy pre-made cards at the craft stores. I couldn't resist these mixed metallics cards because I knew I could add watercolor to them!

I sprinkled some Brusho powders (Orange and Leaf Green) onto the cardstock, then spritzed just enough water on them to get the color moving. I love how the colors mix and separate and make their own beautiful patterns!

Making a standard, store-bought item into a one-of-a-kind piece of art is so satisfying to me. Nobody else has cards that look like this, and that makes them extra special.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Designer Paper Stack Preview Video!

Want a peek at the new Designer Series Paper stacks? I love the 6x6 size--somehow the smaller size makes it easier for me to cut into.  And you get 4 each of 12 double sided designs. Plenty to cut and share!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ASEA Wednesday: Ingredients

When you buy bread, do you look for "bread" on the ingredient list? That would be silly, right? Well, redox signaling molecules aren't an *ingredient* in ASEA, they are the entirety of ASEA!

Redox signaling molecules are made up of the molecules contained in salt (Na + Cl) and water (H + O). Just like the other fluids in your body. Tears, sweat, etc.

Through the magic (or science, if you will) of atomic physics, the molecules are separated and recombined into stabilized redox molecules, which help your cells communicate with each other and with your immune system.

It isn't just salt water. Salt water couldn't have saved my life. Salt water wouldn't have given me all the healing I've experienced or have reduced the wrinkles on my face.

If you're looking for a way to feel better and have more energy, talk to me about ASEA!

Monday, May 15, 2017

April Paper Pumpkin Watercolor Hearts

I love getting my Paper Pumpkin kit every month, and right now, first-time subscribers can get 25% off their first 3 months by

Whether you have a room full of crafty goodies or you are just starting out, Paper Pumpkin is for you! Short on time? Not much space? Paper Pumpkin brings you everything you need (except scissors), all in one place, with complete instructions and access to a video.

Click here to go to the Paper Pumpkin page, then enter the promo code STARTHERE

Friday, May 12, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite--Kick Your Crafting into Gear!

How's your mojo? It's been a busy few months, and honestly, I haven't spent much time in the craft room. And what time I did spend wasn't terribly productive. But last week, I received a few new things, and suddenly, I am crafting like crazy!

If you're anxious for something new--and you can't wait for the new catalog to start in June--check out this gorgeous suite of products available for pre-order NOW! Anyone can order--you don't need to be a demonstrator. Gold foil stickers, NEW Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, and dies and tassels and . . . . Trust me, it's lovely!

There are two different bundles, and you can see them by clicking over to my store,

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ASEA Wednesday: Natural vs Native

We often hear of "natural" supplements, which are usually easier to absorb and less harmful than "artificial" supplements. But are you sensitive even to some natural things, like I am? Every time I try a new soap, lotion, makeup, detergent, or food, I worry. No matter how natural and "safe" it may be, I am the most likely person to react badly. Once I find something that works and doesn't bother me, I stick with it!

Natural products include fruits, berries, essential oils, minerals, and more. They come (at least mostly) from nature! They are good, and many people use them with good results. But what is native? Native is something  your body already makes, in a form it recognizes and can use immediately. Like redox signaling molecules, for example. Something we already make in our bodies, but as we age, we can't make enough.

ASEA is literally bottled redox signaling molecules. That's all. No extra fancy ingredients. Nothing for your body to work around. Nothing that can possibly (even if you're sensitive) hurt you.

I have to tell you, there are very few things in my life like ASEA. Water, maybe.

Are you ready to help your body heal itself? What's standing in your way?

*Thanks to Deni Robinson for the use of her graphic.

Monday, May 8, 2017

It's wedding season!

Sadly, this Designer Series Paper, Falling in Love, has sold out. But you can create beautiful wedding cards with whatever beautiful papers you have in your stash (or on your wish list). Just add a few die cuts, like the ones from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set. I added gold accents, but let your DSP dictate what you need!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Flashback: Retiring Watercolor Wishes Kit

The Watercolor Wishes kit has been one of my most-used, most favorite things Stampin Up has ever released! I use the stamp set constantly, even 2 years after the kit came out! And look at the beautiful cards:

Not to mention all the leftover pieces and the ink and the ideas and inspiration! This kit is showing on "low inventory," so get it now!

The giftable Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic look without the mess. Includes supplies for 20 unique cards in 3 sizes and an exclusive stamp set. Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Makes 20 unique cards. Folded card sizes: 4" x 4", 3-1/2" x 5", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.2 x 10.2 cm, 8.9 x 12.7 cm, 10.8 x 14 cm). Instructions included.

You provide the adhesive; we’ll provide the rest, including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

* 20 cards total
* Folded card sizes: 4" x 4", 3-1/2" x 5", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.2 x 10.2 cm, 8.9 x 12.7 cm, 10.8 x 14 cm)
* 12-piece photopolymer stamp set
* 20 card bases
* Die-cut accents
* Cardstock flag stickers
* Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Spots
*Washi tape
* Giftable Kraft box
* 50 sequins
* Wood die cuts
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Acrylic stamp block

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder